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AV Criminal Justice Symposium
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Criminal Justice Symposium Returns to AV

On Wednesday, April 5, 2023, the annual Criminal Justice Symposium returns to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. The educational and career-centered event will take place in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center Reynolds Room from 9 a.m. to...

April 04, 2023
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Welding Rodeo Winners

Students from nearly a dozen River Valley high schools competed in this year’s Welding Rodeo at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, presented by the Welding Technology Department of the AV College of Business and Industry.

April 03, 2023
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AV Student Wins Competition at Spanish Symposium

AV Student Wins Competition at Spanish Symposium

April 03, 2023
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EventsBusiness and Industry

All Women Small Business Panel Coming to CED

On Thursday, April 13, 2023, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will host a Women’s Small Business Panel.

March 31, 2023
Den Day

Den Day: 2023

Come one, come all! Den Day returns to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus on Friday, April 14, 2023, in the Stubblefield Center. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. with a welcome and overview of the open campus day beginning at 10 a.m.

March 31, 2023
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Traditions Come to Life with Native American Student Association

The sounds of rhythmic drums and chanting were mixed in with the click-clacking of wooden sticks and laughing throughout the Lion’s Den courtyard during the early afternoon of Thursday, March 30, 2023.

March 30, 2023
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Open House Welcomes New Adult Degree Completion Program Students

The Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP) open house event on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, was another example of successful community outreach to connect with adult learners and non-traditional students looking to make a positive change.

March 30, 2023
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AV Presents a Vision without Limits

The World Languages Department at AV will celebrate a world without limits this week.

March 29, 2023
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Symphony, University Bands Bring Beautiful Music to Campus Green

The Fort Smith Symphony and the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host Symphony on the Green this weekend, promising an unforgettable experience for music lovers and families. The Saturday, April 1, event kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and is free...

March 29, 2023
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Open House Welcomes Adult Learners

The AV will host an open house for its Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP) on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Center for Business and Professional Development at the Bakery District in downtown...

March 27, 2023
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New Obstacle Course Coming to AV

At 10 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2023, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Student Veterans Organization and ROTC program will host an inaugural event, "Endurance: The Obstacle Course," at the AV Intramural Fields.

March 27, 2023
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Employee Mental Health Top of Mind for AV Human Resources

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith prides itself on having some of the most dedicated and highly-qualified faculty and staff in the country – experts who choose to bring their knowledge and skill to the River Valley. To help ensure the people...

March 23, 2023
A student welds pieces of metal.
EventsBusiness and Industry

Fifth Annual Welding Rodeo Set to Return to AV

The Welding Technology Department in the College of Business and Industry is excited to announce the return of the annual Welding Rodeo on Friday, March 31, 2023.

March 14, 2023
Students talk to recruiters about job opportunities at All-Majors Career Fair
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AV All-Majors Career Fair a Success

Resumes, elevator pitches, and handshakes filled the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center on Thursday, March 9 as hundreds of Lions took steps into their new careers at the spring All-Majors Career Fair.

March 10, 2023
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AV Students Celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors

Celebrated by millions around the world, the Hindu Festival of Colors, better known as Holi, made an impact right here on the AV campus Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Neither cool weather nor the threat of rain could stop one of the newest clubs on...

March 09, 2023
Spanish Poetry Slam presenters celebrate winner
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Spanish Poetry Slamming Success

Students took to the Windgate Art and Design Theatre stage Thursday, March 2, 2023, for a unique presentation of culture and art.

March 06, 2023
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ESports Team gets a Powerup: Team Uniforms Unveiled

On the second floor of the Baldor Technology Center, a converted classroom is now home to one of the fastest growing sports in the world. The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith eSports team has been in the works since the summer of 2021, behind...

February 28, 2023
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Majors Expo Welcomes Current, Future Students

The AV will host its annual Majors Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the Recreation and Wellness Center (RAWC).

February 16, 2023
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AV to Host The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Theatre Department will perform the Tony Award-winning musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee from February 23 to March 4 at the AV Breedlove Auditorium.

February 06, 2023
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AV Kicks off Black History Month Celebrations

Throughout the month of February, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a slate of events honoring and celebrating Black History. This year’s Black History Month theme, “Keeping Hope Alive,” pays homage to the social institutions...

January 30, 2023

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